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EWU football ranked No. 5 in preseason poll


August 10, 2017

The reigning national champion James Madison Dukes were picked Aug. 7 as an overwhelming preseason No. 1 in the STATS NCAA Football Championship Subdivision Top 25. Eastern Washington is ranked fifth.

James Madison, which won the Colonial Athletic Association football title and only lost to North Carolina in a 14-1 season, collected 134 of the 163 first-place votes and 4,034 points in the national media poll. On the way to winning their second national title, the Dukes ended North Dakota State’s five-year championship run in the semifinals. Last year’s FCS runner-up, Youngstown State, i...

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